Thursday, May 9, 2013

Magic Bars

I had to make these Magic Bars! When we visited Walt Disney World a few months ago, Superman got back from the resort bakery very excited! "These are the best bars I've ever had!".  I took one look and knew, Magic Bars! The crunchy coconut, milky butterscotch chips and creamy chocolate chips were the dead giveaway. And upon closer review, biting into the buttery graham cracker crust, my suspicions were confirmed! They are pretty darn rich...and tasty. I decided I would wait until the perfect occasion to impress my darling with my culinary expertise, and bake him a batch! Little does he know, that it's about as easy, as desserts get!

Oh, Disney World! It's no wonder they have "Magic" Kingdom and the "Magic" theme continues throughout the parks. And it's no wonder that these bars are labeled "Magic" Bars!  While we were at WDW, I ran my first half-marathon! It was definitely a magical experience! It was also then, that my Superman began training for his first half-marathon. Even more magical than running it myself, was watching my amazing husband compete on a nearly professional level! Finishing in 1 hr 23 mins and ranking 35th out of 6,825 runners, creating quite the impressive inaugural half-marathon finish! I was pretty proud of myself too, I finished 11,293th out of 22,739, in the top half of finishers! My goal was to not stop, and I didn't other than a restroom break at mile 5...which by the way, was just outside of the castle in Magic Kingdom!

With a weekend filled with busy race activities and an impressive performance by my husband, Magic Bars only seemed like the most appropriate post-race weekend treat! Plus, it was a great gathering the family around for a treat and talk about all of our wonderful WDW memories.

I hope you can find a "magical" reason to make these delicious bars too! And if you don't, then just making them is reason enough to celebrate!

1/2 cup butter
1 pkg graham crackers (9), crushed (1 1/2 cups)
1 (14 ounce can) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup sliced almonds, or any chopped  nut
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup flaked coconut (I use unsweetened)
1 cup Butterscotch chips

Preheat oven to 350. Place butter in a 13x9 baking pan and place in the oven. As soon as all the butter is melted, remove from oven and evenly pour crumbs over melted butter. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over graham cracker crumbs. Evenly layer remaining ingredients, in listed order. Press down firmly.
Now lets bake it for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. If you can wait, allow to cool. Not that I would scoop out a corner and shovel the piping hot goo in my mouth....

Cut into bars and enjoy!!


  1. Hi Mary, these look really yummy. I might try using pecans instead if almonds. Can I pin this recipe? Awesome job running!

    1. Thanks Amy! Pecans would be great! I need to try to figure out how to add a pinit button! Wish me luck...I'm not too tech savvy!